True all inclusive with free activities including snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding Food was excellent and varied weather was perfect staff was exemplary Feeling of being trapped at the resort Few shopping opportunities Very expensive excursion opportunities and few options to go outiside of resort sponsored excursions
Fantastic staff. Very attentive. Everyone we encounter was friendly and helpful. The meals were very good. The resort is about five minutes from the airport and the hotel gave several members of our group complimentary late checkout times so that we could enjoy ourselves more on our final day. Excellent guest services to help set up excursions or to assist you in planning activities. Excellent pools and bars. Lots of evening activities. The resort is on the Atlantic side of the island do the beach isn't what you normally think of on a Caribbean island. I was told the better beaches are on the opposite side of the island where the majority of resorts are located. So if you are looking to lay on a sandy beach I would not recommend this resort. But there are nice loungers looking at over the ocean with a nice breeze. And the view over the water is beautiful with a couple hilly islands.
My pedal boat ride was 90 USD. My resort fee NOT INCLUDED with all-inclusive option was 300 USD for 5 nights. Be prepared! Otherwise, great place!
We went for our honeymoon and found this hotel to be very relaxing and enjoyable. The beach is definately the highlight of this resort. There is not much choice in entertainment and the show at Cafe Bang was ridiculous. The room was clean and we enjoyed using our outdoor patio but hardly used our plunge pool. The food was especially good at The Pier and the Plantation Room. We usually had lunch on the beach and often ordered room service for breakfast Next time around we'll probably invest in the all-inclusive meal plan. Dinner alone was an average of $100 a night.
Location, staff and amenities were perfect. Second time we have been there and our anniversary trip was just perfect.
The Jalousie Plantation sits between the two Pitons of St. Lucia and provids a very quite and intimate setting surrounded by incredible beauty. Beware of menu prices a hot dog was $14 and a luch buffet was $45 per person. Going into town to buy food for breakfast and luch for a week will cost you about $65, or go with the All Inclusive and get the sticker shock out of the way. Rooms were clean with great views and the staff was fantastic. '
My wife and I stayed at The Jalousie Plantation from May 21st-26th. It was our first trip to St. Lucia. We couldn't have picked a more romantic setting. The resort is situated on a small bay between the Pitons. Petite Piton rises up steeply just off the beach -- it's incredible. Not only is this the most scenic area of the island, but it's also close to many of the major attractions, such as Diamond Falls and Sulphur Springs. Castries is roughly 40 minutes away via water taxi. We stayed in an oceanview villa. The villas themselves were outdated but still clean and comfortable. Some villas are individual cottages; others consist of two joined units, though each still has a private patio with a plunge pool. If you're looking for fancy accomodations you'll be disappointed here, but the villas were perfectly acceptable and, frankly, a bit of an afterthought considering all the natural scenery. There were only two restaurants open on the resort: casual dining at The Bayside and ...
Reading on the beach in summer is traditional. But on this beach the view is so fantastic that you have to put your book down and just stare. The Petit Piton rises directly out of the water to 2400 feet straight up. Great snorkeling off the beach. Loads of great fish. The resort setting is quite vertical; you use the resort transport to get around. Main restaurant is exquisite- not much more than the average in-town price, well worth it.
we were there for our 50th and the place was as special as we had hoped, 80+ villas, 5 restaurants, taxi drivers were great and not expensive, native food great, ALL PEOPLE on St Lucia are very friendly
Just got back from 7 night trip to Jalousie. Warning to anyone who wants to go for a romantic vavation - lots and lots of kids there - no kids swimming pool - can get a little noisy - I booked an ocean view villa - ocean vew just about okay - lots of trees around the villas hide a perfect view - also fair warning that most villas are in fact duplexes - you have your own plunge pool but the terrace around it faces the door (which is locked and has privacy glass)of your neighbors - Whilst outside at your villa your neighbors can hear everything, and their plunge pool is only steps away. we had a family with kids staying next door and in the early morning they would play in the pool, so not much privacy or late night swimming or hanging around your deck, unless you want to disturb your neighbors. Staff was excellent, food excellent, bought the all inclusive package, no night entertainment, was mostly in bed by 10 pm. Some snorkeling on site, canoes, very little other water sports there. C...
We were ''bumped'' from our honeymoon plans (hurricane problems)to this lovely spot. A welcomed accident. A six foot (stunning) woman draped in white greeted us at the door to the plantation room restaurant with ''what would you love?''. Our ten days here will be hard to top. Go there and enjoy!
A very desirable location and ambiance. The staff was very nice and friendly. There was a pleasant breeze most of the time and lovely flora fauna and rainforest throughout the property. Lovely beach and 'toys' to kayak, snorkel, and hobi cat included for guest use. Excellent Snorkeling. The only disappointment was the construction noise at the beach that went on into the evening (past dark) and no live music. This will become ''The Tides at Sugar Beach'' in the future, since it is currently under renovation. This was the location of a sugar plantation, so has history and artifacts, with a 'colonial' flare. We rented a four wheel automatic drive Jeep from Drive a Matic (excellent service and vehicles, ask for (X) to get around. Soufrierre is about a 10 minute drive. To the southern airport (UVF) is about one hour. Because of the construction noise and the reports we read about the dining at this facility we didn't eat here, although we were here 11 days. We were in Sugar Mill...
My husband and I went to Sandals La Toc for our honeymoon and were MORE than pleased with the hotel from start to finish. Our room had a private pool and had views to die for. Absolutely breathtaking. The rooms were clean and the turn down services every night made our honeymoon EXTRA special. The staff was amazing. We had two butlers, Shauna and Jenny, who were amazing. However, the friends we met there that didn't have butlers had an equally amazing experience with the staff. They were helpful, constantly asking if we needed anything and friendly. People have complained about the beach since Grande's beach is more calm, but it was only a little 'rough' for a few days out of the trip and the rest were calm like a lake. AND what people are calling rough is just a few waves which where we are from in Jersey...we LOVE! Staying at the top of the cliff is absolutely beautiful. You really get those sunsets and sunrises that you want on a trip. There is a shuttle that comes every 5 minutes...
My husband and I went to sandals la toc for our honeymoon. The resort is so beautiful and offered all kinds of free activities. We went sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, as well as took part in many of the events at the resort, it was amazing! I highly recommend sandals resorts, they really took care of us. Also the food was so delicious and we had many restaurants and lots of variety to chose from. There is truly something for everyone there!
One week ago I stayed at Sandals Regency la Toc in an ocean view room. Whilst the service and the food were excellent, the room was good but needs a bit of upgrading to the bathroom; it was very clean and comfortable but not pristine and new; I guess the hotel is old. The mixed alcoholic beverages tasted a bit watery not creamy as I exptected but overall it was good value for money. I would recommend Sandals any day, they really provide superior service.
Had a wonderful time staff was extra helpful and friendly food at the bar was very good and well presented. Room was very nice. Will definitely be coming back. Will recommend to friends and relatives. Only recommendation is bring repellant.
My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon. We reserved a marina view hotel room with a jacuzzi on the balcony, but when we arrived all of the rooms with jacuzzis were being used by owners. We were disappointed for about two seconds as we were shown to our upgraded, beachfront, 3 bedroom, 3 bath suite!!! Hello!! It was complete with washer and dryer, full kitchen, dining room, a balcony overlooking the pool to the back and a full length balcony (to die for!) directly over the beach, to the front. it was fabulous!! Great food! Great concierge. Great service. Gorgeous pristine beach. A few cons (if I MUST name some): Other half of Resort was under construction, but it did not bother us; Only one restaurant was open, but it was overlooking the beach so no complaints here; and the food was very pricey, but we found it to be pricey everywhere. Also, the pool was a bit small, but who needs a pool when you have the gorgeous ocean a few yards away! Overall- awesome place! Do not hesitate ...
Even though the property was still under construction we decided to give it a try. The place is absolutely beautiful. Every high end amenity that you could think of is included. They definately spared no expense. My husband has worked in the hospitality industry for nearly 20 years and I spent at least 12 years in the industry myself. This place was absolutely worth every penny. The staff were exceptional and extremely professional. In all honesty I only had two complaints with the first being the food. Very expensive and definitely not of the same quality as the property itself. She need to get an Executive Chef on board that can get this aspect of the hotel together. Also the mosquitoes will eat you alive. The airlines lost our luggage and as such we had no protection for the first night. Not being aware of the problem we ate at the restaurant that night. My six year old son was so bitten up it was unbelievable. He looked as if he had chicken pox. Yes, that bad. They started fogging ...
Fantastic property. Very clean, bright and cheery and every staff member was exceedingly pleasant. We scored a package deal and got way more resort than we paid for. Nothing negative to say.
Beautiful setting, incredible accomodations and awesome staff made our honeymoon a magical memory. A bit of expansion and repair construction was offset by our VIP treatment and low key pace of the resort. Very knowledgeable concierge staff, friendly and attentive restaurant/bell/room service staff and relaxing spa staff made the whole island experience a memory of a lifetime. We hope to return for a winter retreat or jazz festival in May in the coming years.
Had an amazing time. The view from the room was incredible. The staff was friendly and accomidating. The property is also fairly private when compared to other resorts in the area. Great for a relaxing vacation. Would definitely go back.
The Landings is the best place to stay if you are visting St. Lucia! Although it was still under construction, the parts that were complete were absolutely beautiful. The staff provides top notch service and is very accomodating. The condos are very clean and exquisitely decorated, with the finest appliances and amenities. The food was very tasty and well presented. The fitness center features top of the line Cybex equipment and has a wonderful view of the beach. I am certain that this resort will only get better when it is finished. Only one thing,... make sure to carry your bug repellant with you; I got bitten by chiggers while dining at out at the outdoor restaurant. Overall, the resort is fabulous!
This was a beautiful property in a beautiful setting. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The lobby was breathtaking and this is your first impression. There was construction however I was notified of this before my visit. I had an 80 min. massage that was outstanding. Very relaxing getaway. Very quiet and private. The food was delicious and the setting for the meals was breathtaking right on the beach. The fitness center has top of the line equipment and very nicely managed with nice views and very clean. I stayed in a one bedroom condo. The interior was refreshing and had a nice layout and top quality furnishings. Loved the bathroom and the fact that I could do the laundry in the condo. We used the Miele appliances and made dinner in room one evening. I slept better than I had in months-comfortable bedding. I would highly recommend this property with the understaning that they are still under construction.
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Landings. The staff was courteous and attentive, the food was excellent, and the rooms were like new, spacious and luxurious. We had an electrical difficulty in our initial room, but the staff promptly upgraded us to a waterfront room. the location on the northwestern (Caribbean side) coast of the island was good, because it was a beautiful locale, and a short ride from several nice restaurants. Overall, a terrific, if a bit pricey place to stay in St. Lucia.
The service was excellent, especially Trisha, Selma and Tim at the two restaurants. But, there were only 2 restaurants....the room was clean but not perfect. Yes, I am picky, but when you clean the floors, be sure to hit the corners!!
Jade Mountain is amazing beautiful and has first class service and amenities all the way. It is not the cheapest hotel in the world, but the value for the money is well worth it. If you want a quiet, romantic and stunningly beautiful vacation with top class food and service - Jade Mountain is your place
This place is heaven on earth! My wife and I went here on our honeymoon and had a very memorable experience. The view from our room of the Pitons could have been from a movie set. We chose to eat all of our breakfast and dinners at the resort and all of the meals were top notch. I highly recommend eating at the resort for dinner. The staff were also ready to accommodate us whenever we needed. Also the beach just below the resort is very private and beautiful. Great snorkeling is just minutes away. Even the resort beach has good snorkeling. The resort is also very quite because there are no children under 15 allowed. We will definitely be returning to paradise in the future.
First I'd like to start by stating that I am a very difficult traveler to please. Considering the price tag I was looking for anything wrong with Jade Mountain to potential warn fellow tourists...fortunately and unfortunately I came up empty handed....this place is simply amazing. I'd also like to add that I am very prone to mosquito bites and can count on one hand the times I was bitten here. (I was once bitten at the restaurant, a server heard me complain and my butler was promptly notified and brought up a brand new bug spray...still speechless about that.# The view was just spectacular as was the food and service all around. I chose the breakfast/dinner meal plan which gave us the flexibility of lunch wherever we wanted #I recommend doing this option#. I also chose the helicopter transfer in both directions #very expensive however worth every penny). I did however make one mistake and that was attempting to use a 3rd party company to book an excursion...I will not go into detail ho...
Saint Lucian experience- and Eco sustainable environment Microwave did not work and kitchen glasses, dishes, and coffee maker not clean. Mold found in coffee filter.
I loved the serenity of the place, all the cottages spaced out with many being totally secluded. The grounds were lovely to wander around especially the hike up to the top of the plantation with the view of the pitons. The hospitality of the owners. The cottage we stayed in could have had a few more utensils etc but as we weren't there to self cater it didn't really matter.
We stayed at fond doux planatation earlier this year and that was the best honeymoon ever. The plantation life was to die for, the flowers were so beautiful oh gosh i've never seen so much beauty. The cottages was spotless and the scent of the flowers were breath taking. Oh how could i have forgotten A and the restaurant staff , the service was great and the food was so tasty. We would recommond fond doux to any one who loves nature. We will be back with friends next year
The value: Hotels in St. Lucia are expensive. The view: of the pitons and Soufierie bay Proximity to diamond falls, sulfur springs, etc...although taxis to get there are expensive. If you walk, you will get harangued by bums. You're better off renting a jeep. The neighborhood: Downtown Soufrierie is not pretty--it's like the bad parts of Philadelphia, and this hotel has bums right outside haranguing all of the tourists. The mosquitos and ants: just a few, but I don't like critters
The staff are very helpful; the rooms are large and very clean; the ac worked well which was key at this point of my trip; the location was in central Soufriere. I had an overnight on St. Lucia and needed to go from one airport to the other. This was a beautiful part of the island. The location means you will be followed by panhandlers, sometime for blocks. The hotel is located on the third floor of a building requiring you to climb stairs to get to the lobby. If you've a lot of luggage this may be difficult. The rooms are a bit rough around the edges but generally ok. The road to get to Soufriere is winding and slow. It was an 1 1/2 hours from the airport in the north and about 1 hour to the airport in the south. The total taxi charge for the two rides was $180 (a bit higher than suggested in guide books).
The Staff was phenomenal when it came to helping out with whatever we needed. Starting from extra towels to guiding with getting to and from the local tourism spots, they helped us with everything. I didn't like that hotel didn't have any kitchen accessible to the guests, given the setup of the hotel, having access to a common cooking area would be an perk.
The personal touch of all the staff. They were friendly and extremely helpful. As a single woman travelling alone the staff were very caring and i felt totally safe and comfortable during my stay. Extremely good value and I would not hesitate to recommend the Downtown Hotel to my friends / family and colleagues. My room was slightly noisy due to the catholic church bells accross the square, so maybe the doors could be more sound proofed however after one night and ear plugs this did not interfere with my sleep.